Tuesday, 9 June 2015

Topshop Haul

Love or hate Topshop you can't beat if for being bang on trend. But being a Topshop shopper in the UK and wincing at their pricing there I got quite the shock to find that here in the UAE Topshop pricing is at least 1/3 more expensive than in the UK! Therefor I generally avoid the place like the plague!
That was until I heard of a well-kept secret clearance Topshop in Ibn Battuta mall!
I didn't believe it until I saw it for myself... Yes a clearance store! Everything was AED 79 or less (that’s roughly £14!!!) As I raced around the store in a panic the shop assistant kindly reassured me that this was a clearance store getting sale items from other stores and this was usually the pricing. Before I get everyone's hopes up there was a lot of random stuff and a huge amount of knitwear and winter coats, not ideal for coming into the summer in Dubai, but other than that I still managed to get some gems!

I call these my Herman Munster’s, the jury is still out on these ones… I personally love them and their comfort levels soar through the roof so in my book that's win win, but I know they really aren't for everyone!

FYI: Having leaked this secret I feel like I'm the High Street version of Julian Assange. I did have big plans on keeping this all to myself, but this is for the betterment of society. *Raises clenched fist*

Thursday, 4 June 2015

Little Miss Sunshine

Bee-ing Little Miss Sunshine

I’ve got sunshine… pretty much every day here in Dubai so it perfect to have fun with colours and style.

It's a drastic change for me from cold and drizzly Scotland where your outfit was pretty much dominated by your winter coat and it's rarely warm enough to take it off outside.

I love this little pleated skirt from H&M, the colour is such a statement that I decided just to team it with a simple black crop.

This crop top is a little gem I found in New Look (I also got it in white, you know, when you find ‘the one’ you must have two!) It's perfect for this outfit as the skirt does all the talking, but tops tight fit shows off my figure complimenting the puff ball style of the skirt.



I teamed it up with my Topshop clumpy wedges (which are possibly the most comfortable heel ever created). These shoes have been a real jar of marmite amongst my friends, they either love them or hate them, but I love them so that’s enough for me!

The black and yellow combo makes me the perfect little bumble bee! Oh and the floppy hat is also a Topshop piece, albeit from one or two seasons ago. It really adds the 'sting' to the whole outfit...! Eh?! Get it?! Like a bee? Like the sting of a...okay that wasn't funny. Moving on...


Huge credit to my wonderful photographer friend JennaSimpsonPhtography for these awesome shots, this girl knows how to take a pic and has become my partner in crime.

Watch this space for more from this talented lady. She is snapping all sorts all over Dubai – check her out here, here, and here!

Much love, peace out, bzzzzzzzzz

Wednesday, 3 June 2015

Ladies Night

Ladies Night (not to be confused with ladies of the night)
On Tuesday myself and a few of my beautiful gal pals headed out on a Ladies Night.
Tuesday night is renowned for being the best Ladies Nights in Dubai and we checked out of two of them!
The great thing is that ladies nights are every night of the week nowadays, but Tuesday is still the the big one!
Check out this helpful site of Ladies night events in Dubai www.ladiesnightdubai.com/

So we decided to head to China Grill in the Le Meridien Mina Seyahi Hotel – Their ladies night is called 'Madame Butterfly', and it's the ultimate girlie night as it hosts a huge area of artistic, fashionable and purse-damaging(!) pop up shops!
With unlimited bubbles and 50% off a selection of delicious light bites it’s the perfect place to be to lighten up any depressing 'hump-day' Tuesday! Alcohol and shopping can always go hand in hand...even in Dubai!
One top tip would be to get there early and secure yourself a prime little area to sit in as this event is popular!


We decided that one ladies night wasn’t enough for us so we popped over to the Address Hotel in the Marina where '&Lounge' have a Tuesday Ladies Night – 'Champagne Supernova'!

On arrival we were presented with three vouchers, each to the value of 55Dhs which can be redeemed for any drink on the menu, pretty generous!

The atmosphere in '&Lounge' is fantastic and it nails the combination of the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s vibe.

With great tune after great tune from their brilliant DJ Nina Kay, it's a great little spot where you could forget you're in Dubai and it feels like some funky bar in the UK.

Massive, massive thanks to my awesome photographer and friend Jenna Simpson who is an up and coming photographer here in Dubai. Check out her site and let her know if you're in need of a great photographer, I can't recommend her enough! (http://www.jennasimpsonphotography.com/)

There is more to come here (with Jenna's help!) so watch this space!

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